Let the Wookie Win

chewy3It’s just about time for my yearly trek down to SDCC, which also means another reason to head back to the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland! Everyone who’s been to Disneyland knows about the great rides, atmosphere, and just how awesome the park is.  But for those of you unaware, there’s an even bigger subculture of DL that you should know about – the addictive hobby of pin trading. I got into pin trading about 2 years ago after seeing more and more traders around the park over the past few years. I already knew going in that I would probably get addicted due to my “collector’s mentality”, and it’s no surprise that I did. Pin trading is not only great for the casual trader, but also for the really hardcore ones (we’re talking about pins worth hundreds of dollars). Now I never head to the resort without my trusty pin bag(s) and thanks to my friend Jessica, now I have an even cooler one!

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Cosplay Clothes

Dotted Collar Shirt and Stories Pleated Skirt

Apologies for the lack of posts these past few weeks, but I’ve been so heads down on cosplay these days that I’ve barely had time to think about clothes! Luckily I picked up some fun pieces while in Paris the other month, which make for some easy outfits. Maybe it’s just me, but when I work on certain pieces of cosplay, some of my clothes actually start reminding me of what I’m making. Take for example this pleated skirt (from my new favorite brand that I discovered while in Paris – & Other Stories) The way the skirt doesn’t just sit at the waist, but that it has pleats that extend above the waist line reminds me of this piece of hip armor that I’ve been making. Too much of a stretch? Maybe I just have too much cosplay on the mind…

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Pixel Perfect

Junk Food Darth Vader Game Over Top Outfit

For anyone who grew up in the ’80s, there’s something completely irresistible about pixelated art. It’s fun, it’s nostalgic, and reminds me of simpler times on the Atari or for those who remember – the Intellivision, which is what I had growing up. One of my favorite super old school games was called Dracula – a classic pixelated game where you play Dracula and wander the streets in the middle of the night in search of food. Before you’re wondering how this violent idea could be a kids game, it gets even better. To “hunt” for food, you wander the Sesame Street like city, knocking on doors for people to come out. Apparently the people of this town have no problem answering their doors in the middle of the night because once they come out, you get to “bite” them and fuel up on their blood. But you have to hurry! Get back to your coffin before the sun comes up to avoid death!

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The Feminine Side of Star Wars

Star Wars Crop Top and BCBGMaxazria Skirt

Star Wars has no problem making headlines, but when Kirsten Dunst recently appeared at the Met Gala in the Rodarte Death Star gown, it definitely made people rethink their view on Star Wars, geek fashion, and that maybe geek really is the new “chic”. Although the Rodarte Star Wars gowns aren’t exactly my favorites in terms of the dress style and even how the graphics are used, the fact that geek fashion is getting so much attention is still a plus in my book. So what do you guys think of all this Star Wars fashion and celebs wearing them? With all this Star Wars on the mind, today’s outfit is a more feminine take on something that can easily be more masculine. Get ready for lots of pink!

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Stormy Days

Stormtrooper tank top and mini skirt outfit

I always get some sort of con-withdrawal after attending a big con, especially since this year’s Wondercon was so much fun. With me missing the con scene and being in cosplay, I decided today’s outfit should be something a little more “costume-y”. With this Stormtrooper tank mimicking the boxy structure of a Stormtrooper uniform, I wanted to pair it with something more structured or geometric. And this peplum skirt is definitely “the skirt I’m looking for…”

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Maxi’d Out

free people andrina maxi dress and unpossible star wars imperial necklace

It’s been a while since I last felt the rush of getting a new cosplay done in time for a con and this week has been one of those weeks. With me trying to find time to work on my cosplay (while my deliveries go missing) and at the same time dealing with SDCC hotel madness, it’s no wonder that by Friday, I’m pretty wiped out and just want to curl up with my controller and Dark Souls. With little energy left to put into an outfit, today’s outfit embodies the simplicity and laziness of a Friday with this Free People maxi dress. And now I’m off to bury myself in lots of cosplay making craziness! Have a great (and productive) weekend!

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